The Motion of Thanks


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    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi replied to the motion of thanks on the President’s address to Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.

    • The Prime Minister highlighted that the government has taken the significant step of achieving saturation in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal. 

    About Motion of Thanks 

    • Articles 86 and 87 of the Constitution deal with the Address by the President.
      • Article 86 confers a right on the President to address either House of Parliament or both Houses assembled together, and for that purpose requires the attendance of members. 
      • Article 87 deals with Special Address by the President and provides that the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together at the commencement of the first session after each general election to the Lok Sabha and at the commencement of the first session of each year and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons
      • The President’s speech essentially highlights the government’s policy priorities and plans for the upcoming year. 
        • The address provides a broad framework of the government’s agenda and direction.
      • After the address, each House of Parliament discusses the Motion of Thanks, and the Prime Minister responds. 
        • In the motion of thanks, MPs may move amendments to the motion, which are put to vote. An amendment to the address in Lok Sabha is treated as a vote of no confidence against the government.

    Source: PIB